Remember the bag in last week’s outfit post?  Well, months and months (ie., about a year) ago, I spotted this adorable Dolce & Gabbana bag on net-a-porter.  What a delight!  Then I saw the price tag.  Hardly delightful coming in at a cool three grand.  So, in the infamous words of my mother I said, “I can make that.”  And that I did.  It took me a while to go about gathering up all of my supplies, but last week, I finally complete my mission and I am not one to boast, but I think it turned out pretty amazing… dare I say even better?  I love mine more than Dolce’s (sorry, Stefano) because it’s personalized with my own charms and oh yeah, it didn’t cost $3,000.

What you need:

Black Purse:

I recommend a bag that is not particularly thick so as to be able to stitch through it with limited cursing.

Thread, needle, scissors, needle threader

Charms and pins

What you do:

Thread the needle.

Attach charms one by one.

Continue attaching charms in pins until you end up with… 


And you may end up with a few pricks (no more than your average Friday night out), but the pay off is well worth the work. La dolce vita!